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Name: Mdzananda Animal Hospital
Date registered: 12 March 2014


Welcome to the world of the Mdzananda Animal Clinic - a permanent, veterinary council registered animal clinic in Khayelitsha township just outside Cape Town, South Africa, home to more than a million people. Highly respected and supported by the people they serve, Mdzananda Animal Clinic was founded in 1996 in response to the need to provide veterinary care to a fast growing community that had no access to help for their animals. Today the clinic serves up to 1000 animals per month through consultations, general and specialised surgery, hospitalization and mobile clinics for sick and injured animals, primarily dogs and cats. It is often of the opinion that people in townships should not own pets. We have a different opinion. Anyone who visits Mdzananda has the pleasure of meeting owners who adore their animals. Lack of education and funds are what generally result in neglect, illnesses and injuries. Mdzananda works on educating the community while providing low cost veterinary services. Apart from veterinary services the Mdzananda Animal Clinic has an emergency ambulance service, performs continuous sterilizations, rehomes pets, hosts community events. We have a strong focus on community empowerment and education and focus on understanding the community’s needs, embracing this, gaining their respect and trust. A community that loves animals is a healthy community. By looking after an animal people learn responsibility, respect for life, compassion and non-violence. These are valuable attributes which flow over into everyday life.

Latest posts

  1. Paws are Taking to the Sea Point Promenade – 18 February 2018 — 10 February 2018
  2. Paws on the Promenade Dog Walk Fundraiser — 2 March 2017
  3. The Greatest Christmas Gift For The Pets of Khayelitsha — 2 December 2016
  4. Invitation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s 20 year birthday Paw Member Picnic — 14 September 2016
  5. Pack a Wagging Winter Shoebox to Keep One Pet Warm This Winter — 22 June 2016

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Sep 14

Invitation to Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s 20 year birthday Paw Member Picnic


As the Mdzananda Animal Clinic celebrates 20 years of serving the community of Khayelitsha and their pets we are excited to launch our Paw Member campaign and invite members of the public to join us at our Paw Member picnic. It all started with a community hero who wanted to help his neighbours’ pets. Mr more »

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Jun 22

Pack a Wagging Winter Shoebox to Keep One Pet Warm This Winter

Wagging Winter Shoebox

Last weekend it rained cats and dogs! The first heavy winter rain hit the coast of Cape Town with a blast this past weekend. After an extremely dry summer Capetonians rejoiced to see our dam levels rising, our rivers flowing strongly and our earth soaking up the much needed and long awaited rain. In times more »

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Apr 17

Changing Township Lives By Helping Township Pets


As Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha celebrates 20 years of serving animals and their community this year, we plan to roll out our largest campaign yet – providing medical treatment to 12 000 animals. Animal abuse and neglect is part of everyday life in townships across South Africa. But imagine a change – a community more »

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